Category: Germany

Hellenisierung des Christentums: Geschichte und Bedeutung by Christoph Markschies

By Christoph Markschies

English precis: [The Hellenization of Christianity. The background and importance of a debatable Concept]Not in simple terms within the writings of the well-known Berlin church historian and organizer of sciences Adolf von Harnack (1851-1930) has the Hellenization of Christianity turn into one of many completely valuable different types for describing the formation of historic Christianity. because the hugely arguable speech held through Pope Benedict XVI in 2006 at Regensburg demonstrates, for instance, this type performs a critical function in theological in addition to historical ancient conceptions of Christianity to today. usually the time period denotes a metamorphosis of Christianity by way of the Hellenistic-Roman tradition within the globalized Imperium Romanum. Christoph Markschies analyses the historical past of this time period and the hugely diversified definitions and ideas linked to it, he offers details on its usually forgotten previous ancient importance - for instance in French Renaissance humanism - , and after all indicates how regardless of its every now and then complicated previous historical past this idea can nonetheless be utilized in a significant way. German description: aHellenisierung des Christentums ist nicht erst bei dem beruehmten Berliner Kirchenhistoriker und Wissenschaftsorganisator Adolf von Harnack (1851-1930) eine der schlechterdings zentralen Kategorien, die Formation des antiken Christentums zu beschreiben. Wie beispielsweise die heftig umstrittene Regensburger Rede Papst Benedikt XVI. aus dem Jahre 2006 zeigt, spielt diese Kategorie bis heute eine zentrale Rolle in theologischen wie althistorischen Konzeptionen von Christentum. Meist wird mit dem Begriff eine Transformation des Christentums durch die hellenistisch-romische Kultur im globalisierten Imperium Romanum bezeichnet. Christoph Markschies analysiert die Geschichte des Begriffs und der damit verbundenen, hochst unterschiedlichen Definitionen wie Vorstellungen, informiert ueber die teilweise vollkommen vergessenen Vorgeschichten (beispielsweise im franzosischen Renaissancehumanismus) und macht am Ende einen Vorschlag, wie der Begriff heute trotz einer nicht unproblematischen Vorgeschichte noch sinnvoll verwendet werden kann.

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Willy Brandt: A Political Biography by Barbara Marshall

By Barbara Marshall

Willy Brandt, the 1st Social Democratic Chancellor of West Germany (1969-1974) used to be maybe the main charismatic German chief when you consider that Hitler. His existence displays German 20th-century historical past from the Weimar Republic to the hot Germany due to unification with the GDR. He was once mayor of Berlin whilst the Wall was once outfitted (1961) and as Chancellor he initiated Ostpolitik which ultimately contributed to the autumn of the Iron Curtain. As Chairman of the North-South fee he drew the world's awareness to the plight of the 3rd global. He gained the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991.

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The Mentality of German Physicists 1945-1949 by Klaus Hentschel

By Klaus Hentschel

Few clinical groups were extra completely studied than 20th-century German physicists. but their habit and styles of considering instantly after the struggle is still complicated. throughout the first 5 postwar years they suspended their internecine battles and a wierd team spirit emerged. Former enemies have been all of sudden keen to exonerate one another blindly or even morally upright physicists started to write tirades opposed to the 'denazification mischief' or the 'export of scientists'. own idiosyncracies melded right into a surprisingly uniform trend of rejection or resistance to the Allied occupiers, with attendant repressed emotions and self-pity. Politics used to be back perceived as distant, soiled company. It used to be feared that the least concession of guilt could convey down much more critical sanctions on their self-discipline. utilizing instruments from the background of mentality, equivalent to research of serial guides, those tendenciesare tested. the viewpoint of emigr? physicists, as mirrored of their deepest letters and reviews, decorate this portrait.

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From Reich to State: The Rhineland in the Revolutionary Age, by Michael Rowe

By Michael Rowe

Napoleon's contribution to Germany's improvement was once vast and nowhere was once the transformation extra profound than within the Rhineland. established upon an intensive variety of German and French archival assets, this research analyzes the Napoleonic impact during this sector inside a broader chronological framework encompassing the previous Regime and recovery. It analyzes not just politics, but in addition tradition, id, faith, society, associations and economics in its exam of Napoleon's influence on Germany.

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The Making of Modern Switzerland, 1848-1998 by Michael Butler, Malcolm Pender, Joy Charnley

By Michael Butler, Malcolm Pender, Joy Charnley

A interesting selection of essays by way of top British and Swiss students that discover the improvement of Swiss democracy from 1848 to the current day. tradition and literature, politics and economics are checked out in flip in an try and resolve the extreme luck of this microcosmic, multicultural society on the center of Europe. the issues of up to date Switzerland, confronted with fast adjustments in the ecu Union, are defined with clean candor. The query is posed even if the rustic can preserve its special identification and conventional attitudes whereas even as looking nearer cooperation with the newly rising Europe and accepting the demanding situations of the globalized economy.

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Jew Suss (Grafton classic) by Lion Feuchtwanger

By Lion Feuchtwanger

Observe: I hand scanned and repaired this. it really is my favourite booklet of all time—it was once a exertions of affection. i do know of no digital structure wherever, so please trump this when you can!

Jud Süß is a 1925 ancient novel by means of Lion Feuchtwanger in response to the lifetime of Joseph Süß Oppenheimer. Joseph Süß Oppenheimer used to be an 18th century court docket Jew within the hire of Duke Karl Alexander of Württemberg in Stuttgart. during his paintings for the duke, Oppenheimer made a few robust enemies, a few of whom conspired to result in his arrest and execution after Karl Alexander's death.

The tale of Joseph Süß Oppenheimer were the topic of a few literary and dramatic remedies over the process greater than a century; the earliest of those having been Wilhelm Hauff's 1827 novella. the main winning literary version used to be Feuchtwanger novel in line with a play that he had written in 1916 yet in this case withdrew. within the afterword to the unconventional, Feuchtwanger characterised Hauff's novella as 'naively anti-Semitic. For Feuchtwanger, Süß used to be a forerunner that symbolized the evolution in ecu philosophy and cultural mentality, representing a shift in the direction of jap philosophy, from Nietzsche to Buddha, from "the previous to the recent covenant." Karl Leydecker writes:

For Feuchtwanger, Jud Süss was once basically a singular of principles, facing a few philosophical oppositions resembling vita activa as opposed to vita contemplativa, outer as opposed to internal lifestyles, visual appeal as opposed to essence, strength as opposed to knowledge, the pursuit of one's wishes vs. the denial of wants, Nietzsche vs. Buddha.

the unconventional tells the tale of a Jewish businessman, Joseph Süß Oppenheimer, who, due to his unheard of expertise for finance and politics, turns into the head consultant for the Duke of Württemberg. Surrounded through jealous and hateful enemies, Süß is helping the Duke create a corrupt kingdom that includes them either in large wealth and power.

meanwhile, Süß discovers he's the illegitimate son of a revered nobleman, yet makes a decision to proceed residing as a Jew, as he's pleased with having accomplished any such place regardless of this. meanwhile, the Duke unearths out approximately Süß’s hidden daughter and whilst attempting to rape her by accident kills her. Süß is devastated. He plans and executes his revenge. After he encourages after which exposes the Duke's plan to overthrow the Parliament, hence infuriating the Duke to dying, Süß realizes not anything will deliver again his daughter, and apathetically turns himself over. he's chanced on blameless, yet below the strain of the general public he's eventually sentenced to loss of life through placing. regardless of it being his final likelihood for reprieve, he by no means unearths his noble origins nor converts to Christianity, and dies reciting the Shema Yisrael, an important prayer in Judaism.

Book Details:

Title: Jew Suss (Grafton vintage) - Lion Feuchtwanger [PDF]
Author: Lion Feuchtwanger
ISBN: 0586065091
EAN: 9780586065099
ASIN: 0586065091
SKU: G0586065091I5N00
Publisher: Grafton Bks
Publication Date: 1986-01-23
Number of Pages: 432
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books
Format: PDF

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Author Name: Lion Feuchtwanger (Born: 1884/07/07 / Died: 1958/12/21)
Author Description: Lion Feuchtwanger (1884-1958) used to be a German Jewish emigre. A well known novelist and playwright who fled Europe in the course of international struggle II and lived in l. a. from 1941 until eventually his loss of life.

A fierce critic of the Nazi regime years earlier than it assumed energy induced his departure, after a short internment in France, from Europe. He and his spouse Marta acquired asylum within the usa in 1941 and remained there in exile till they died.
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Life and Times in Nazi Germany by Lisa Pine

By Lisa Pine

Lisa Pine assembles a powerful array of influential students in lifestyles and occasions in Nazi Germany to discover the diversity and complexity of lifestyles in Germany less than Hitler's totalitarian regime. The e-book is a thematic number of essays that research the level to which social and cultural lifestyles in Germany was once permeated by way of Nazi goals and targets. each one essay bargains with a special subject matter of day-by-day German lifestyles within the Nazi period, with subject matters together with foodstuff, style, wellbeing and fitness, activity, artwork, tourism and faith all coated in chapters in keeping with unique and specialist scholarship. lifestyles and instances in Nazi Germany, which additionally contains 24 pictures and worthy end-of-chapter choose bibliographies, offers a brand new lens by which to watch lifestyles in Nazi Germany – person who highlights the typical event of Germans below Hitler's rule. It illuminates points of lifestyles below Nazi regulate which are much less recognized and examines the contradictions and paradoxes that characterized way of life in Nazi Germany which will increase and sophisticate our realizing of this era within the nation's historical past. this can be a the most important quantity for all scholars of Nazi Germany and the background of Germany within the twentieth century.

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Germanic Loanwords in Proto-Slavic by Saskia Pronk-Tiethoff

By Saskia Pronk-Tiethoff

This ebook is a accomplished learn of the Germanic loanwords in Proto-Slavic. It contains an research of all Germanic phrases that have been borrowed into Proto-Slavic till its disintegration within the early 9th century. examine into the phonology, morphology and semantics of the loanwords serves because the foundation of an research into the Germanic donor languages of the person loanwords. The loanwords should be proven to be often of Gothic, excessive German and occasional German foundation. one of many goals of the current research is to elucidate the accentuation of Germanic loanwords in Proto-Slavic and to provide an explanation for how they have been tailored to the Proto-Slavic accentual process. This quantity is of targeted curiosity to students and scholars of Slavic and Germanic historic linguistics, touch linguistics and Slavic accentology.

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The Berlin Wall: A World Divided, 1961-1989 by Frederick Taylor

By Frederick Taylor

ON the morning of August thirteen, 1961, the citizens of East Berlin came across themselves bring to an end from relations, associates, and jobs within the West through a tangle of barbed twine that ruthlessly break up a urban of 4 million in . inside of days the barbed-wire entanglement could endure a rare metamorphosis: it turned an impressive 103-mile-long wall guarded by way of 300 watchtowers. A actual manifestation of the fight among Soviet Communism and American capitalism that stood for almost thirty years, the Berlin Wall was once the high-risk fault line among East and West on which rested the destiny of all humanity.

In this pleasing paintings, certain to be the definitive heritage at the topic, Frederick Taylor weaves jointly authentic background, archival fabrics, and private bills to inform the whole tale of the Wall's upward push and fall.

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